Sensitive training film on the controversial issue of stop & search
Hampshire Police Constabulary
Hampshire Police came to Pukka Films to develop a high level training course on stop & search. The film would explore police bias in an effort to increase sensitivity and critical thinking around safe and responsible conduct during stop and search procedures.
We developed a modular structure for the film, consisting of x4 modules of approximately 4 minutes each. Each module explores different policing scenarios, and interweaves real interviews with active serving police officers, and members of the community in Hampshire with experience (positive or negative) of local policing and stop and search. Best practise and worst practise examples of stop and search are explored, where nuanced behaviour and communication methods have a great impact in determining quality policing outcomes. Biases are explored throughout the modules; from race and gender, to age and class.
We filmed for two days in a cold and wet January in Hampshire to capture the drama elements of the films, and then for a further day in London to capture the interviews.